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Funeral hearse of Tan Jiak Kim
W-860
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The artefact is one of its kind.

History of the Object
This funeral hearse with intricately carved decorations is one of a kind in Singapore. It was originally made for the funeral of the Peranakan Chinese merchant and philanthropist, Tan Jiak Kim, and used for his funeral in 1917. As this display illustrates, elaborate and noisy funeral processions for wealthy individuals were once a feature of public life. Interestingly, Tan Jiak Kim’s funeral was a well-attended but solemn affair, in line with the new ideas of Peranakan Chinese reformers such as Lim Boon Keng.

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Type
Decorative Art 
Materials
Painted wood, lacquer and iron 
Measurements
325 x 180 x 425 cm 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Singapore 
Geography
Singapore 
Time period
AD 20th century ~ AD 20th century 
Creation date
20th Century; 1917 
Function
Used as the funeral hearse to bring Tan Jiak Kim's coffin from his family home, Panglima Prang, to the family cemetery at Alexandria Road for interment. 
Acquisition
Transferred from former museum collection to present museum. 
Copyright
 
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Owner
National Museum of Singapore 
Museum
National Museum of Singapore 
Credit line
National Museum of Singapore collection 

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